The 2012 Enkircher Ellergrub Riesling is another pure, fresh and dusty scented Riesling from Gernot Kollmann's Immich-Batterieberg. Sourced from weathered blue slate, it offers crispbread, farina, lemons, yellow apples and pears along with delicate herbal flavors on the nose leading to a full-bodied and very pure, crystalline and fresh palate with a lingering salinity and salivating finish. With only 11.5% of alcohol and 8 grams per liter of sugar, the dry and refined Ellergrub tastes virtually dry. There is a nice grip and piquancy in the finish, which indicates great aging potential here as well. Compared to the Steffensberg there is more purity and piquancy here, but this wine also needs more time to show its merits.